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The Dog's Secret

(The first book in the Taylor-Made Tales series)
A Chapter Book by

Introducing a new early-chapter-book series with classic storytelling at its heart. Parents and teachers will love its read-aloud appeal. Kids will love the adventure.

Mr. Taylor is the new teacher in Cricket's class, and he has a special knack for spinning a yarn. He can build an intriguing plot around any selection of items that his students choose. A boat, a dog, a tennis ball, a playing card, and a necklace. That's all it takes for Mr. Taylor to capture his students' imaginations and prove the power of a story.

In the first book, Mr. Taylor tells the tale of Maisie, a lonely young girl who teaches her dog, Jack, to talk. Once Jack can speak his mind, he becomes Maisie's true best friend. They do everything together, until (more in extended summary)

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Ellen Miles's The Dog's Secret

Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: Taylor-Made Tales #1: The Dog's Secret
Author(s): Ellen Miles
ISBN: 1-4176-9340-1 / 978-1-4176-9340-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Taylor-Made Tales/ The Dog's Secret
Author(s): Ellen Miles
ISBN: 0-439-59708-0 / 978-0-439-59708-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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